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Steep Rock Celebrates Earth Day

Steep Rock staff will participate in Washington Environmental Council’s (WEC) Roadside Cleanup on Thursday, April 18 cleaning up Christian Street and Route 202 where it borders on our office and Macricostas Preserve. Many of our Preserves border on state highways which tend to receive a lot of trash. As you sign up to clean roads […]

Help Create Our New “Passport to the Trails” Program

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey through nature? We are creating a new adventure program called Passport to the Trails, aimed at bringing youth and families to explore and learn in our preserves. But before we officially launch, we need your help! We’re on the lookout for young explorers between the ages […]

2024 Survey – Help Shape the Future of SRA

> Take The Survey As we approach our centennial anniversary in 2025, Steep Rock Association (SRA) is conducting a survey to learn about our community’s interest in the outdoors, experience with SRA preserves, programs, and efforts, and help us launch our next century of excellence. Your insights will help ensure that we stay focused on […]

SRA Launches Winter Speaker Series on Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Stewardship

Steep Rock Association is hosting a virtual Winter Speaker Series and invites the public to learn about local wildlife issues, land conservation, sustainable gardening, and the importance of pollinators. Each program aims to inspire participants about the wonders of the natural world and educate them on the importance of local conservation. Programs are carefully crafted […]

Beckoning Bats

October is Bat Appreciation Month. Connecticut’s nine different bat species are simply amazing creatures that play the important role of keeping insect populations in check. Unfortunately, they face a number of threats. This summer, Van Sinderen Conservation Interns Ben Armas and Grace Zona investigated habitat preferences; specifically, what bats require to successfully rear young. Their […]

Beware of Hitchhikers: Spotted Lanternfly

SRA is vigilant about protecting our lands from invasive plant and animal species. Here’s how you can help–We are on high alert for the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), which has been found in high numbers in southwest CT and metro NYC. If you are heading from those areas to Steep Rock–“Look before you leave!” Prevent the […]

Countering the Barberry Invasion

Steep Rock recognizes invasive plants and animals as some of the most significant threats to the well-being of our protected natural and agricultural lands. In August, our volunteer work party tackled a stand of Japanese barberry in Steep Rock preserve. A non-native ornamental that is commonly found for sale in garden centers, Japanese barberry is […]

2023 Interns

Steep Rock Association’s ten-week paid internship program immerses college and high school students in all aspects of our organizational operations. Our interns make a difference in our community, gain real-world skills in land conservation, sustainable agriculture and nonprofit management – and have fun in the process.  Steep Rock’s interns offer valuable support that helps our […]

Evolution of a Trail

In April, volunteers from Steep Rock embarked on an exciting project: constructing a new half-mile trail at Hillside Farm, the latest addition to West Mountain Preserve. Creating a sturdy hiking trail requires a long-term commitment, attention to many details, and a team effort. Let’s delve into the process and understand what it takes to build […]

Judea Garden kicks off 15th Anniversary Season

Judea Garden – The Giving Garden, a Steep Rock Association Community Project, is thrilled to announce the commencement of its 15th season and the celebration of the Garden, the People and their Stories. This remarkable milestone highlights a decade and a half of hard work, dedication, and community involvement that has allowed the garden to […]

Matching Gifts

 Did you know many companies match donations made by employees, employees’ spouses, and retirees, allowing employees to DOUBLE their generosity and impact? 

Contact your employer today to see if they will match your gift.


 If you are 70½ years of age or older, you can take advantage of a popular gift option called a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) also known as a IRA charitable rollover.  QCDs offer simple ways to benefit Steep Rock and receive tax benefits in return.

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Our legal name: Steep Rock Association, Inc.
Tax ID: #06-6069060
Mailing address: PO Box 279, Washington Depot, CT 06794

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Steep Rock Association
PO Box 279
Washington Depot, CT 06794